Polish Cabbage, Potato and Bacon Casserole

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This isn’t the best photo, but I love this casserole so much that I had to post the recipe. For me, this is comfort food at its best. I have made this several times in the last couple of weeks and I’d be really happy to eat a serving of this any day. This is […]

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Colcannon

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Every St. Patrick’s Day, I make a traditional Irish dinner of corned beef and boiled cabbage, carrots and potatoes.  This year I followed a Sandra Lee recipe which called for cooking everything in the crock pot in a mixture of water and apple juice.    Actually, I cooked everything but the potatoes in the crock pot.  […]

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Candied Bacon

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Candied bacon. Can you imagine anything better? I’ve made this three times in the last month. It’s delicious, and simple too.

I have tried this with both thick-cut bacon and thinner bacon, and although I enjoyed the thick-cut, the thin is my preference. Watch the bacon while it’s cooking, because it can go from golden […]

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Kale with Bacon and Cannellini Beans

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My friend Becky gave me this recipe. She raved about it, and for good reason – it’s an incredible side dish. I tend to be skeptical about bitter greens like kale, mustard greens, etc. but I’m a new convert. I could eat this dish morning, noon and night. It has a great combination of flavors […]

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Cannellini Beans with Lemon, Roasted Red Peppers, and Bacon

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What a delicious side dish!   A big bowl of these beans could have been my whole dinner the other night, they were that good and that satisfying. They’re also full of flavor.  It didn’t hurt that the dish is full of bacon.  Isn’t everything better with bacon?

I used canned cannellini beans because they’re so […]

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Alsatian Pizza

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Occasionally on Fridays we have ‘Make Your Own Pizza Night’.   The boys love it.    I either make the pizza dough, or I buy it at Trader Joe’s.   Their pizza dough is actually delicious.    Each of my four boys gets to make his own pizza.  I divide a pound of dough into four pieces, I roll […]

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Indian Summer Gratin with Butternut Squash, Potatoes, Corn, and Bacon

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This is another one of those recipes that I liked so much I made it twice in a row. It’s a wonderful casserole that can be served for dinner because it’s a complete meal. It’s also nice as a side-dish. The flavors go so well together.

I will warn you […]

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Summer Corn Chowder with Scallions, Bacon and Potatoes

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I received a jalapeno pepper from the CSA last weekend and I didn’t know what to do with it until I came across this recipe.   There’s a farm stand very close to our house, so I was able to get 5 beautiful ears of fresh corn to go in the soup.   There’s nothing like […]

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Lima Bean Soup with Parmesan Bacon Crisp

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I saw this recipe several months ago and bookmarked it in my “Recipes to Try” folder.   Although I was a bit skeptical about the recipe, something about it grabbed my attention.   Perhaps it was the lima beans.  I know a lot of people don’t like them, but I loved them growing up.   They were […]

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Cheddar Apple Frittata

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We went apple picking a couple of weeks ago and I scoured the web to find new and interesting uses for the two giant bags of apples we brought home.   One of my favorite apple recipes is apple sauce.  I make it and freeze it and use it for my applesauce muffins and bran […]

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